Listen… Worship… Live (Part 3)

In my sermon this past Sunday I closed with three words: Listen, Worship, Live. This week I will be taking time to write an individual post for each one of these disciplines to help you apply the Bible to your life. Listen… Worship… Live (Part 1) Listen… Worship… Live (Part 2) When I was 16 yearsContinue reading “Listen… Worship… Live (Part 3)”

Listen… Worship… Live (Part 2)

In my sermon this past Sunday I closed with three words: Listen, Worship, Live. This week I will be taking time to write an individual post for each one of these disciplines to help you apply the Bible to your life. Listen… Worship… Live (Part 1) We often associate “worship” with a particular music style.Continue reading “Listen… Worship… Live (Part 2)”

It’s Time For War

This is the tenth post in a series of reflections based on Jared Wilson’s book “The Pastor’s Justification.” As we move closer to transitioning the Garretson Campus to an independent church, I have noticed the subtle effects of spiritual warfare have been magnified. Small disagreements threaten to bring division, obstacles appear to be impossible to overcome,Continue reading “It’s Time For War”

Goodbye Facebook.

I recently returned from a prayer retreat at St. John’s Abby. It was INCREDIBLE. Here is one of my journal entries from the trip… including one major change I am making in my life. One of the reasons I embarked on this retreat was to wrestle with my use of social media. Although social media isContinue reading “Goodbye Facebook.”

The Invisible War

If you are a Christian, you are enlisted into an invisible war. When it comes to warfare, we need to develop tactics in order to be successful in the various skirmishes we will encounter each day. In order to better equip you for this, we will be spending time over the next few weeks toContinue reading “The Invisible War”

Behind the Song: Pray For ‘Em

Undeniably, one of the major themes of the New Testament is praying for our enemies. Repeatedly, Jesus calls us to pray for and do good to those who persecute us. Although this teaching permeates all of Scripture, Christians fall short of this standard on a regular basis – myself included. I believe a biblically faithfulContinue reading “Behind the Song: Pray For ‘Em”

The God of the Ordinary

When we think about God, our minds naturally drift to extraordinary events and supernatural power. There is nothing bad about this. All throughout Scripture, we see the Lord of the universe bending natural laws to flood the world with His incredible love. Many people are desperately hungry to experience a supernatural move from God. We buyContinue reading “The God of the Ordinary”

Behind The Song: Peace of Mind

As many of you know, I write and produce original music as a hobby. I took a long break from music (over two years) before I released “Peace of Mind” in April of 2015. In that two year break I… Got married. Became a pastor. Launched the Garretson Campus of The Rescue Church. Went backContinue reading “Behind The Song: Peace of Mind”